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Two youth die of suspected drug overdose at rave parties at Anjuna beach

According to a Hindustan Times report, Two youngsters died early on Sunday at two separate rave parties at the popular beach village of Anjuna in north Goa, possibly due to drug overdose, police said. Goa water resources minister Vinod Palienkar said he favoured a thorough probe into the deaths of Pravin Surendran from Tamil Nadu and Nidam Abdulla from Kerala, ...

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Cong demands FIR as Casino Lucky 7 salvage operation postponed once again

PANJIM: The towing operation of the grounded offshore casino vessel M V Lucky 7 has again been postponed, this time due to unavailability of a tug boat reports Herald. Sources said salvage company Arihant Ship Breakers has called for a new tugboat from Mumbai, which will be put to use along with a crane barge to pull the vessel to ...

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Goa Bypolls: MLAs Ravi Naik, Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco hit campaign trail, go door-to-door with Cong candidates


Congress MLAs Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco and Ravi Naik have hit the road, going door-to-door in the respective constituencies  of Panaji and Valpoi campaigning for the Goa Bypoll candidates Girish Chodankar and Roy Naik. According to a Herald report, ten Congress MLAs were not present at Wednesday’s crucial meeting to discuss the Congress party’s preparations and strategy for the Panjim and Valpoi ...

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‘AAP does not want to confuse Goa electorate’, backs out of bypolls in Panaji, Valpoi


The Aam Aadmi Party’s Goa unit on Thursday said it will not contest the upcoming by-elections to the state assembly says an IANS report. Calling it a “politically prudent” move, it said that the party had taken the decision in order to not confuse the electorate. However, the party will not officially support any other party or candidate it is learnt. “AAP Goa after ...

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Goa stares at a huge shortage of qualified doctors: rats eat up dead bodies in the GMC morgue


PORVORIM: Referring to the shortage of qualified doctors at Goa Medical College and at primary health centres, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said he would strictly enforce the bond for MBBS graduates from the GMC. “We won’t give doctors any relaxation to the rule, reports TOI. According to a Navhind Times report, Margao MLA Digambar Kamat  said that the state government has failed to ...

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We told Goa 2 months earlier, Atanasio Monseratte was compromised by Parrikar, Babush’s joins GFP to ensure Parrikar’s win in Panaji bypolls


Will not contest in by-poll from Panjim; Speculation rife that two Congress MLAs may follow Monserrate into GFP PANJIM: According to the Herald, in a major jolt to the Congress party and creating a political upheaval, Atanasio (Babush) Monserrate on Tuesday joined the Goa Forward Party. Considered as the political heavy weight from Tiswadi, Monserrate’s entry into Goa Forward has ...

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Illegal Buildings, Modifications, Extensions may face the axe as Goa government to survey illegal structures


The Goa government has decided to compile data of structures that have come up in the state between 2005 to 2017 without permission from the authorities. The move is likely to spell trouble for residents who have carried out illegal constructions during the last 12 years. The last Regional Plan drawn by the Town and Country Planning Department was valid upto 2001. Thereafter ...

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Goa football on decline, players hang up boots to join courier firms, politics, cruise liners


By Marcus Mergulhao | TNN| Panaji: Three years ago, Milagres Gonsalves was a hero. His winner for Kerala against his home state Goa in the Indian Super League saw him drawing praise from even Sachin Tendulkar. But three years down the line, Milagres has moved to England, not to play football but work for a courier company. “There is nothing left for ...

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What info on drugs does the Goa CM want? Is the Goa Govt afraid to arrest Rocky Shravan – one of the biggest drug peddlers and pimps operating in Goa


BY DATTATRAY JOSHI: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, speaking in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, appealed to the Goa MLAs to provide specific information about the drug trade in the State following serious apprehension raised by the various opposition leaders. “I will assure you that the name of the informant would be kept secret, please get it to my notice, I ...

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